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Dr Pepper Snapple Group joins United Way's GCL program


PLANO, Texas — Dr Pepper Snapple Group has joined the United Way Worldwide Global Corporate Leadership program.

DPS said joining the GCL program — which is committed to improving lives, helping families and building opportunities through strengthening communities — reinforces DPS's continued support of United Way. DPS has raised and donated more than $4.1 million to the organization since 2008.

"We are proud to be a part of the Global Corporate Leadership program as part of our commitment to our communities," DPS EVP corporate affairs Tina Barry said. "Our partnership with United Way is a key element of our corporate philanthropy program and allows us to extend the reach of our efforts to foster physically active, engaged and sustainable communities where our employees, customers and consumers live and work."

DPS noted that the partnership with United Way's GCL program will help push the company to achieving its philanthropic goal to give 100,000 volunteer hours and $10 million annually in charitable cash donations by 2015.

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